The Tracks Of Spec MX-5: Summit Point

Features, Racing I By Tom Martin I January 24, 2018

Summit Point Motorsports Park, in Summit Point, WV is a 2.0 mile classic track dating from the late '60s. It has been the site of many SCCA races over the years. Spec MX-5 Challenge – East will visit Summit Point in June of 2018.

Driver comments on Summit Point show why it is a popular track:

  • the track is fast and fun, with both slow and fast corners
  • there is a long straightaway that helps lower-powered spec cars set up passes and practice drafting
  • the track has ample elevation change which creates additional camber challenges in many corners
  • the track has a friendly, family-oriented atmosphere

Check out this video of 2009 MX-5 Cup champion Todd Lamb driving a Spec Boxster in a Porsche Club race for a sense of the track's complexities:

About Spec MX-5 Challenge

Spec MX-5 Challenge is an affordable pro road racing series with a focus on driver development and a top prize of $100,000. In 2018, its ten-race regular season in the East will run at Virginia International Raceway, Summit Point Raceway, Road Atlanta and Monticello Motor Club. The ten-race Central season will run at NCM Motorsports Park, Circuit of The Americas, Hallett Motor Racing Circuit and NOLA Raceway Park. The top seven drivers from each region will compete at a championship-deciding event at Road Atlanta in November. The twenty drivers selected for the series pay $45,000 and receive full arrive-and-drive services, including transport, entry fees, tires, fuel, mechanical work, engineering and a race car. For more information on Spec MX-5 Challenge, visit:

www.specmx-5.com

www.facebook.com/specmx5racing/

https://twitter.com/SpecMX5Racing

www.instagram.com/specmx5

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